I used the keyword technique to think of today’s artist, which is Heinrich Kley. Heinrich Kley is a realism painter/illustrator from the 1940s who I have huge respect for as a talented artist. His attention to detail and proportion is impressive and something I strive for myself. His work is very odd and works with lots of metaphors for human emotion, mostly the negatives of it.
Heinrich Kley was born April 15, 1863, in Karlsruhe, Germany, and studied art with Ferdinand Keller at the Karlsruhe Akademy and with C. Frithjob Smith in Munich. He started out as an illustrator and a painter of murals, focussing on portraits, still lifes, animals, and landscapes.